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Strategies to Support English Learners in Math: Course Available through Outreach College

Fri, 02 Dec 2016
This course presents evidence-based strategies that support language and literacy skills for English Learners in the content area of math.

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CDS Faculty Meet Former Visiting Scholar in Tokyo

Mon, 31 Oct 2016
Dr. Jean Johnson and Dr. Robert Johnson visited with Dr. Takuro Hatakeyama during a trip to Tokyo in October 2016. Dr. Hatakeyama, a Professor of Engineering at Wasada University in Yokohama, was a visiting scholar at CDS in 2014.


H-PEP Offers Online Parent Education Series

Wed, 26 Oct 2016
Join us and gain new tools for your parenting toolbox! 6 weeks of unique topics & discussion as well as support on handling challenging behaviors. Each session will include a lesson on the specific topic as well as a Q&A session at the end. Practicing new skills is encouraged and, as a group, we can support each other in trying new things and brainstorming solutions to challenges.

CDS Announces Course Offerings in Disability and Diversity Studies for Spring 2017

Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Five Exciting Courses for Spring! All courses are offered through distance education. Current students, residents and non-residents (international and out of state students) may apply for DDS courses through Outreach College and pay in-state tuition rates. Courses also offered through UH Day School.

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Patricia Morrissey Begins Tenure as CDS Director

Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Dr. Patricia Morrissey, the new director of the Center on Disabilities Studies (CDS) in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education (COE), began her appointment on September 1, 2016.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau continues funding for the Hawaii LEND Program

Thu, 22 Sep 2016
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund the Hawaii LEND Program for another 5 years!

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CDS Hosts International Visiting Scholar from Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan

Thu, 22 Sep 2016
Dr. Shibata is hosted by Dr. JoAnn Yuen and Dr. Jean Johnson at the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Pacific Rim Conference

Save the Dates: October 9-11, 2017

Mon, 12 Sep 2016
The dates for the annual Pacific Rim International Conference are October, 9-11, 2017. This year's conference will be held at three adjoining hotels - The Modern Honolulu, The Hilton Hawaii Village and Resorts and the Hawai'i Prince Hotel.

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Volume 12, Issues 2 & 3 of the RDS Journal are Now Available!

Thu, 01 Sep 2016
This special issue of The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) features eight original articles that analyze how disability and aging appear within research and policy in Canada, the United States, Australia and Switzerland. The articles in this international collection use interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the relationship between disability and aging in its complexity. They expose and challenge age and disability related myths and misconceptions and reconsider why global population matters.


Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project: Skill Sets to Enhance Learning with Kanoa Switzer

Mon, 08 Aug 2016
Presented by Kanoa Switzer and hosted by the Hawaii Positive Engagement Project (H-PEP). Come learn about:The role of expanded awareness for yourself and keiki; The Bowl of Light metaphor and how it can be applied in your daily classroom or home settings; 5 traditional patterns of learning; A visual strategy for spelling; How negative emotions can immediately affect our physical bodies; How our mindsets can affect our learning; and much more!